altAfter months of planning and changed plans due to a fire on Jan. 30, 2014, Janco Industires, Inc., including Handy Industries purchased in 2010, held an open house for the public on Sept. 25 and a private ribbon cutting on Sept. 28. Over 175 people attended the open house and refreshments on the afternoon of Sept. 25.

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad attended the ribbon cutting ceremony the afternoon of Sept. 28 in front of th newly completed building at 600 West 2nd Avenue in the business park on the west side of Sully. Also on Sept. 28, a meal was served to over 120 invited guests including Janco's vendors and employees, people from local businesses, Sully Development and Betterment Committees, Sully City Council, and as a thank you, the Sully Fire Department crew members.

altBranstad was running a little late, but was able to speak for about 10 minutes and take a short tour of the new 75,000-square foot Janco building.

Top photo, the ribbon curls in the wind as Janco Industries' co-owner Joel Jansen cuts the symbolic red tape representing the culmination of hard work and perserverance, and the completion of the new facility in the Sully Business Park, from left, Chase Jansen, Kayla Kelly, Verle Jansen, Governor Terry Branstad, Joel and his wife and co-owner Deann Jansen, Tyler Jansen, and Norma and Carroll Harthoorn. The ribbon is held by Sully Development President Teryl Ver Ploeg (left) and at right, current Sully Mayor Brent Vander Molen and former Sully Mayor Gordon Yarrington.

Bottom photo, Joel Jansen gives Iowa Governor Terry Branstad a short tour of the Janco facility.